John Anthony Delton

July 21, 1948 - Feb. 23, 2009

John Anthony Delton of Wautoma, formerly of Waukesha, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home at age 60. John was born in Almond on July 21, 1948, the son of Frank and Phyllis (nee McKuski) Delton.

He was a star at Messmer High School in baseball, basketball and track. On Nov. 5, 1965, he was in a serious car accident. He went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. John was employed for many years as a correctional officer at the Ethan Allen Boys School.

John will be dearly missed by his sisters, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Karras of Delafield and M. Jane (Tom) Vassel of Waukesha; nieces and nephews, Stephen and Ann-Marie Karras, and Ryan (Cindy) and Arianna Vassel; and his three great-nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Gerold Karras.

A memorial Mass for John will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 27 at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon Mass on Friday at the church.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com